FORA.tv Speaker - JayEtta Hecker
JayEtta Hecker is a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, an Adjunct Fellow at the Rand Corporation, and an independent consultant working to develop strategies for improving the economic performance of U.S. transportation networks.
From 1982 to 2008, Hecker served in the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Her positions at GAO included Director of International Relations and Trade (1993-99), Director of Government Business Operation (1999-2000), and Director of the Physical Infrastructure Team (2000-08).
As head of the Physical Infrastructure Team, she was responsible for directing GAO work related to all transportation modes including federal highways, transit, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and maritime issues.
Hecker testified frequently before Congress and regularly spoke to professional associations and the media. Prior service includes the U.S. Regulatory Council (1979-81), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (1976-79), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (1971-76).
02.21.09 | 01:25:43 min
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